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Care for Rose Plants

Growing and caring for rose plants can be difficult, but therapeutic and soothing as well. Proper plant care starts long before the plant is in the ground, because it starts with proper soils and nutrients.The way you care for the rose plant will change during its course of growth.

Great Shade Trees

Oak trees are perfect for providing shade.Oak Tree image by efacade from Fotolia.comMany tree varieties are perfect for shade. Some trees provide dense, deep shade, while others let filtered light through and are right choices for partial shade. Choose a shade tree for your yard based on...

How to Take Care of an Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera plants are a must have in every home. Their medicinal properties are amazing. This simple succulent requires little care and offers wonderful benefits. It is easy to take care of even for the person who does not have a green thumb. You can find Aloe Vera plants at most garden centers and n

The Hazards of Roundup

Both home gardeners and professional farmers have to do battle with unwanted weeds. These weeds can make flower gardens look unkempt and can compete with a farmer's crops for nutrients and water. One solution to a weed problem is spraying the offending plants with an herbicide such as Roundup, the m

Twospotted Spider Mite Roses

Greenhouse-grown roses are susceptible to outbreaks of spider mite infestations, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. They damage rose foliage and diminish the beauty of plantings. The amount of damage varies depending on the type of rose and the environmental conditions.

How Is a Fern Different From a Daisy?

You can probably tell at a glance whether the plant you're looking at is a fern or a daisy, but you might not understand the details of the structural differences between these very different kinds of plants. A daisy is one of dozens of species of plants in the Asteraceae family, all of which produc

Exotic Species in the USA

An exotic USA plant, purple loosesrife is highly invasive.loosestrife on a meadow image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.comSeeing the term "exotic" applied to plants might bring rare tropical orchids or rainforest trees to mind. Exotic, however, means something entirely different to the...

The Size of Red Maple Trees

The red maple (Acer rubrum) is a medium-to-large maple tree often planted for its spectacular foliage. There are many different cultivars of red maple that grow at a moderate-to-rapid rate to reach slightly different heights and widths. They range in maximum height from 40 to 60 feet.

How do I Plant Blueberry Bushes in Florida?

Blueberries, like other deciduous fruits, typically need a chilling period to set fruit. Therefore, growing blueberry bushes in warmer climates, such as Florida, requires choosing low-chill cultivators capable of setting fruit without cold weather. The two types that grow well in Florida are the rab

What Do Dry Leaves After Planting a Rose Bush Mean?

Dry leaves are often seen on recently transplanted rose bushes. While relatively common, wilted leaves are a sign that something is not right with your new rose bush. You need to take action. Here are some of the causes of dry leaves and what you can do about it.

How to Transplant Old Boxwood Hedges

Boxwood hedges are hardy plants that can be used alone as accent points around the yard, or in a hedgerow to form borders. Boxwood hedges can also be pruned into a variety of shapes to give you several different looks with the same type of plant. Moving a mature boxwood hedge can be done using the p

Mimosa Trees & Aphids

Growing 20 to 35 feet high and wide, mimosa trees (Albizia julibrissin) are common patio trees in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 6 through 9. However, the trees are short-lived and have many problems.

DIY: Pepper Plants Are Large But No Flowers

Pepper plants can be large, productive plants in the summer garden and grow in a range of cultivars and varieties. All pepper plants require the right care to thrive, though, including a long growing season, nutritious soil, bright sun, the right fertilizers and good access to moisture. The wrong se

How to Put Roses in a Vase

A rose has long been a symbol of love and beauty. Even a single rose in a bud vase is a work of art. To get the most out of a bouquet of roses, proper preparation and placement are essential. If you select a long-lasting variety, you are sure to have a vase of color for seven to 10 days.

How to Propagate Crape Myrtle Trees

A versatile landscape plant, crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia spp.) can be grown as a shrub, small tree, standard, container plant, perennial or in a hanging basket. Their flowers grow in 6- to 18-inch clusters of hundreds of tiny blossoms, blooming from spring through autumn in red, pink, purple, lavend

Corn Planting Guide for Georgia

Since 1970 corn production in Georgia has been on the decline due to dryer conditions. The most common types of corn planted in Georgia are field (or roasting) and sweet corn. The basic difference in the two types is the ratio of starch to sugar. As the name implies, sweet corn has a higher content

My Aloe Vera Leaves Are Shriveling

Aloe vera plants are popular semi-tropical succulents and are prized for their low-maintenance growing requirements. Despite not needing as much water as other types of houseplants, aloe vera plants displaying shriveling leaves indicates signs of improper watering. It's important for gardeners to pr

How Plants Use Glucose for Life

Glucose, or sugar, is an energy source for living cells in plants, animals and humans. During photosynthesis, plants produce glucose, which is used to nourish the plant and to provide nutritional value to the living organisms that consume the plant.

Is the Yellow Birch Tree a Coiferous or a Deciduous Tree?

The yellow birch is a deciduous tree that forms cone like objects on its twigs during wintertime. The cones are shells of female catkins, which are tubular flower clusters. This is the reason for the debate over the tree's classification.

Red Dogwood Tree Information

The Red Dogwood (Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief') is an ornamental tree native to North America, and it's one of the most popular red-flowered cultivars, according to the University of Florida Extension. The planting range for the Red Dogwood includes covers most of the eastern, midwest and western